October 14, 2019

Octopus

Earlier this year I bought and iPad Pro and Apple Pencil and it's really helped me with drawing more. I think I always hated how with an eraser on real paper you never could quite perfectly erase mistakes. It's a lot easier to do digitally, obviously, so I find myself picking it up more to try random things then I did when I only had a notebook and pencils/pens.

October 9, 2019

New Style

Saw a style of illustration I liked and wanted to try my hand at it.

September 28, 2019

Becca

Played around with some more illustration on photo stuff while watching college football.

September 25, 2019

Real Fruit for Real Families

Back when I was still a photojournalist in Atlanta I made friends with Megan Miller, a photographer based out of Los Angeles. Back in late June we were getting some coffee and she told me she wanted to get some more advertising photography for her portfolio. I'd been batting an idea around in my head for a brand I used to work on and pitched it to her.

Megan loved the idea and over the past two months in our free time we planned some shoots and made some fake ads. Besides the fun of pretending to be in ad school again, I enjoyed getting to work with a photographer who's work I really admire. You can see the results of our collaboration below.

September 8, 2019

Nuehuevo York

Yesterday I had a dumb idea for a breakfast restaurant that would be based in New York City, so today I took a few minutes to mock up a logo for it. Decided on the color because of it's similarity to an egg yolk, obviously. And Picked Gotham for the font mainly for the obviousness of the New York connection.

September 6, 2019

Freelance Update: September 2019

Critical Mass extended me through the end of September, so as of right now I'm booking work for October. Please feel free to email me at josh@joshdweiss.com if you need any extra hands.

August 3, 2019

A Mom and her Cub

Had some extra time today so I played around more with adding illustration into real scenes. I pulled this old portrait I shot a few years ago of one of my friends and her son to use as the bass.

 

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July 30, 2019

Break in Case of Emergency

Yesterday, the producer who sits next to me at this freelance gig brought in his dog. Given all the attention dogs get whenever they are brought in to any ad agency, it made me feel bad for people who work in industries that don't allow them at the office. This was the solution I came up with.

July 24, 2019

Freelance Update: Critical Mass LA

As of today I'm freelancing at Critical Mass through the end of August.

If you have any upcoming freelance starting in September, please feel free to reach out as I'd love to help. I'm currently based out of Los Angeles but can work on-site anywhere with notice or remotely.

July 17, 2019

9th Anniversary with Killbot

In honor of my cat Killbot being with me for 9 years today, here are some facts about him most people probably don't know.

Full Name - Killbot Reginald 3000
First Job - Sleep Specialist
Dream Job - Bounty Hunter
Favorite Dictator - Benito Mewsolini
Pet Peeve - Accidentally getting locked in the closet
Favorite Costume - Cat that gives a fuck
Favorite Day of Week - Hates Mondays
Favorite Activity - Annoying Josh

July 13, 2019

Ad Week on Trump Rio Grande

Well that didn't take long. Ad Week found the site and reached out to do a story about it, which you can read here.

July 11, 2019

Trump Rio Grande

The past two weeks I've been working with Copywriter/Creative Director Cindy Hammel on a parody website about the detention centers on the the US-Mexico border. You can see the website here or get an advanced look at the broader campaign we are doing here.